Regular Pentagon

I’m reviewing math lessons with Vian before his test. We’re on a chapter about polygons. Me: What is a pentagon? Vian: It's a polygon with five sides. Me: Good! What is a regular pentagon? Vian: A regular pentagon? Me: Yeah. Vian: I think it is a pentagon that is not special? Me: What? Vian: It's a pentagon without anything special about it. Just regular. Me: *laughing* It's a pentagon with equal sides....

June 14, 2024 · 1 min


Background context - Sempi likes to be very precise. Sempi: I'm going to have some tea before I get in the shower. Me: Hurry up you have 5 mins to finish your tea. Sempi: It'll take me more than 5 mins to just make the tea. Me: It's already 8 o' clock. I don't think you have time. Sempi: Ok. (Checks his watch) Me: (realizes he is precise) Technically it is 3 mins to 8....

May 1, 2024 · 1 min

Social engineered by my kids

It’s a Sunday afternoon and the kids chose to do 1:1 with each other. They are watching some minecraft tutorial videos on Youtube. Suddenly I hear Sempi running towards me and asks for 5 more minutes. I say sure and get back to my own activity (reviewing PRs on personal projects). Then 5 minutes later he comes back and asks for 3 more minutes to finish the current video. I agreed since it felt like such a small time frame....

March 24, 2024 · 1 min


I am setting the table for breakfast. I announce loudly “Breakfast is ready”. Vian sits down at the table and notices that I had left two forks next to his plate of cantaloupe slices. Vian: Who put two forks? Me: Oh, I didn’t realize I left two forks. My mistake. Vian: No, it’s ok. Then proceeds to use both his forks to pick up two slices of cantaloupes and starts shoving them in his mouth....

October 4, 2022 · 1 min

Opposite of a Crater

The kids are having Pizza. One of the pizza slices had a trapped air bubble and looked engorged. Yoshi: Looks like there is a crater in your pizza. (from her angle she could only see the gaping hole). Sempi: (from his side he can only see the bulge) No it is the opposite of a crater. It is a meteor. TIL the opposite of a crater is a meteor. 

August 31, 2022 · 1 min